Windows 9 coming in 2015?

Update: September 30, 2014

Today Microsoft announced that their next version of Windows will be named Windows 10. It kind of took everyone by surprise because most people thought that Windows 9 would be the name of their next version of Windows following up on Windows 8.1. Other than the name most of the new features was already leaked and was pretty much just confirmed for the Technical Preview that will be available on short time.

Some of those features will be:

  • Start menu returns with Tiles embedded
  • Virtual desktops
  • Task View
  • Modern apps now float on the Desktop
  • Improvements for the Command Prompt

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I normally don’t comment on IT rumors, but I think that this one is too interesting not to share. According to multiple source on the Internet Microsoft will release their next operating system, Windows 9 in 2015. If they stick too their normal roadmap we can expect to see the first beta versions at Microsoft Build conferences in April 2015 and properly the final RTM version properly about October 2015. Same sources are expecting Windows Phone 9 and properly also the next version of Office expected to be named Office 2015. Some of the new things about Windows 9 should be some kind of cloud-based version called Windows 365. Other news should be great changes to Metro UI, OneDrive and Windows Defender. Other rumors says that Microsoft is considering making Windows 9 a free upgrade for users that already have bought Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Personally I don’t believe they will do that with a new major version of Windows, but I am very curious to see what Microsoft are going to change about the Start Menu and the metro screen introduced in Windows 8.

What is your thoughts about Windows 9?

I would love to hear what you think about these rumors? Do you believe that Microsoft will be ready with a new version of Windows already next year? What do you hope for when it comes to new features or improvement compared to Windows 8.1? Please leave me a comment below.

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31 Responses to Windows 9 coming in 2015?

  1. Jeff says:

    I haven’t upgraded my Windows 7 computer and heard so many complaints about Windows 8 that I just might wait and see what Windows 9 looks like. I haven’t had a real desire to update.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Jeff
      The thing is that Windows 7 is such a great operating system that we don’t really need Windows 8. I think a lot of people and companies will wait for Windows 9 before they get rid of Windows 7. One thing I do love a about Windows 8 is the fast startup time. That is something we have waited for in many years.

  2. Darren says:

    I hope this doesn’t mean they end up letting windows 7 fall by the wayside. Windows 7 is the first product Microsoft have gotten right. Long may it continue.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Darren
      I think Windows 7 will be around for a long time. If you look on how long Microsoft has been trying to get rid of Windows XP support. It took them more than 10 years. It will be difficult for them to stop supporting Windows 7 in the near future I think.

  3. ajay says:

    seriously!!!! i waiting for next window. i’m really very very very curious to know more about window 9

  4. mrunmay phanse says:

    it is really interesting to know about windows 9 is coming soon thanks for sharing this post

  5. Dylann says:

    I sure hope this becomes a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. I just bought a laptop very recently and it’s running on Windows 8.1. It would be a bummer if I would have to buy a new OS come 2015. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Akshat Verma says:

    Did not like the windows 8 and its metro interface. Wonder how Windows 9 would be?

  7. vivek says:

    really waiting for it ,thanks for sharing this wonderful update

  8. Sagar says:

    Nice and very important post

    It is a great news and would surely raise curiosity among users. After the success of windows 8 if the company is planning for another OS release in 2015 then it is surely going to make everybody on their toes. The reason would be the change they had made on windows 8 from windows 7 was drastic, so it is obvious that people would be expecting even some thing new that the company has to offer.

    Also along with the windows 9 the new version of office is also expected to release named ass office 2015. So this is also an important update from the company.

    Thanks for sharing such an important update.

  9. Vjay says:

    I am eagerly waiting for Windows 9 to release, though i didn’t liked Windows 8 and still i use Windows 7. I am sure that Microsoft will bring improvements in Windows 9.

  10. Mitz says:

    Oh! really? i am using windows 7 currently but i dont like windows 8, so i am waiting for the official relase of windows next version!.

  11. Anna Smith says:

    I have only check Windows 8 operating System but It’s does not look cool like Windows 7 or xp. I am thinking this Windows 9 will be come with few of good feature and easy to access.

  12. vishvast says:

    hii thomas thnx for this wonderful info i m tired of windows 8 …wanna change it now …waiting for 2015 to download windows 9

  13. JamesP says:

    I cannot wait for Windows 9, lets bring back the normal desktop and start menu!

    Good riddence to Windows 8!

    I’m definately going to review this on my blog: Tech XYZ

  14. ashimima says:

    It’s very fast microsoft realease new version windows 8 and now windows 9.

  15. Senat says:

    Start menu coming back! It will be awesome. 😀

  16. Ereg Joseph says:

    Windows 10 can be a blockbuster, provided if it meets the expectations of disgruntled Windows 8 users. The coming of the Start Screen is much adored by Windows community. But will it be useful to the desktop users as in the same level with Windows 7 is to be seen. BTW, it’s releasing in mid-2015. So until then you need to better buy 7 than 8 or Vista as already XP is out.

  17. Victoria says:

    Great I cant wait to see the start menu again

  18. Muminur says:

    Great post Thomas. I really waiting a while for windows 10 to come. I did not tried it yet as the preview version is being tracked by microsoft.

  19. samsung tabs best quality says:

    Well . I’m tired of using window 8.I need to use it.

  20. khasrang says:

    I am waiting for it……. windows 10
    Thanks mate for the informative Article

  21. Katrina Lima - Las Vegas, NV says:

    I will be honest. I got a Windows 8 computer for my small embroidery business. I was not thrilled at all.

    I am not someone who loves change. But over time I have gotten used to it to a degree.

    I am looking forward to any positive changes in windows 9 and then of course 10.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Katrina
      Where will be no Windows 9. Microsoft is going straight to Windows 10. I am looking forward to see the final version too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  22. Katrina Lima - Las Vegas, NV says:

    Aha. Ok Gotcha.

    Well, looking forward to seeing it. With all their resources and listening to what people want, they should be able to put it together.

    • Thomas says:

      I am looking forward to it too. Have been testing some of the Technical previews of Windows 10 and it looks good so far. One of the new thing that is coming is a brand new web browser, code name Spartan.

  23. Sagar says:

    No it’s not windows 9, Microsoft has named it’s new operating system windows 10. Currently using it, it’s pretty cool.

    • Thomas says:

      I know, I wrote this post back in 2014 when everyone thought that it would be named Windows 9. I am also using Windows 10 on both my private and work computer and it is working great.

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